Doggygate

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Newer blog readers may not know this, but we have 5 fluffy dogs in the Briggs house, and at least 3 of them are total monsters.

At some point my husband and I decided the dogs weren't allowed on the side part of our yard anymore. Why?

Observe the kind of trouble they got into here:

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From the great dog bed explosion of 2010. Notice Gabby's look of pure mischief.

Our second piece of evidence:

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Gabby, of course, is delighted with herself, but Ella is beginning to suspect this might not have been such a good idea.

So to prevent any more of these mishaps, my husband and I temporarily erected a doggy gate, which was held up by half dead plants, a wood crate, and a lot of wishing really hard.

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We were lucky none of the dogs realized they could jump on it and knock it over, but it was only a matter of time. At Christmas my father in law visited us from England and decided to tackle this problem with my husband… and after a few days, they built us a gate!

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Pretty nice huh? And there are no half dead plants holding it up!

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Look at my husband putting on the latch. He is so manly! I even contributed by painting the gate.

Of course, the dogs are not especially happy with the new gate…

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Gabby thinks maybe she can climb on Nicki’s back to get over the fence.

Spoiler alert: this plan doesn’t work.

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Oof! Ok, maybe they can go under it?

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Nope. Poor trapped doggies!